National Press Club

Fourth Estate and Blues Alley will present jazz players tonight

November 5, 2013 | By Brent Gwathney |

The Fourth Estate will host Jazz Night in conjunction with Blues Alley, Georgetown's home for jazz, Wednesday, Nov. 6, as they do the first Wednesday of each month. Tonight kicks off the winter jazz scene in Washington, D.C. with some cool and comfortable foods. New Orleans Gumbo will be the feature and red beans and rice will accompany all entrees to evoke the New Orleans jazz scene.

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Greek scholar and travel expert to speak on Byzantium, Nov. 12

November 1, 2013 | By Molly McCluskey |

The National Press Club’s International Correspondents Committee will host a lecture on the history of Byzantium on Nov.12.

What is Byzantium? And why does Byzantine art continue to captivate us thousands of years later? Eleni Zachariou, co-founder of Vacances Travel and scholar of Ancient Greek History and Archaeology will discuss the origins of Byzantium, and an extraordinary new National Gallery of Art exhibit, "Heaven and Earth," that showcases the best of Byzantine art from collections around Greece.

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Gloria Steinem, feminist activist, to address an NPC Luncheon, Nov. 18

November 1, 2013 | By Alison Fitzgerald |

Gloria Steinem, the feminist activist and founder of Ms. Magazine, will speak at a National Press Club luncheon on Nov. 18.

Steinem is one of 16 people President Barack Obama honored this year with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

In her more than 40 years advocating for women’s equality, Steinem helped found the Women’s Action Alliance, the National Women’s Political Caucus and the Women’s Media Center.

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UN human rights investigators to discuss N. Korea violations today

October 31, 2013 | By Myron Belkind |

Three members of the U.N. Human Rights Council's Commission of Inquiry (COI) established last March to investigate allegations of widespread violations of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) will discuss concerns raised by their probe at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference on Friday, Nov. 1 at 10:30 a.m. in the Zenger Room.

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How to write short: Word craft for fast times, Nov. 20

October 31, 2013 | By Julie Schoo |

Roy Peter Clark, the Poynter Institute’s writing coach, will discuss the most effective techniques and strategies for making your work stand out at a workshop Nov. 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Zenger Room.

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Seats going fast for NPC retrospective on Kennedy assassination retrospective, Nov. 4

October 31, 2013 | By Gil Klein |

Four journalists who went on to prominent careers will their experiences in Dallas on Nov. 22 1963 when Lee Harvey Oswald’s shots changed their lives – and the life of the nation – at a retrospective panel 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at the National Press Club.

CBS News Senior Correspondent Bob Schieffer was a cub reporter at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram when he answered a phone call from Lee Harvey Oswald’s mother, asking for a ride to Dallas to see her son.

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Jazz up your dinner with great music at the Fourth Estate, Nov. 6

October 31, 2013 | By Susan Delbert |

he First Week of the Month, Gumbo and Jazz Night in the Fourth Estate

Jazz up some great food with some great music at the Fourth Estate's Jazz Night on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

The Fourth Estate hosts Jazz Night the first Wednesday of every month in conjunction with Blues Alley, Georgetown’s home for jazz. The November Jazz Night kicks off the winter jazz scene in Washington and features some cool and comfortable foods to enjoy the music, including New Orleans gumbo and red beans & rice.

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Just a few tickets left for Goldie Hawn luncheon, Nov. 5

October 31, 2013 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Oscar-winning actress and children’s advocate Goldie Hawn will speak about a science-based education program to address emotional stress among children at a National Press Club luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

To guarantee your seat, reserve now by clicking here to jump to the ticket page.

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Club to screen "Long Island Railroad Massacre" Nov. 6

October 30, 2013 | By Allyson Cannon |

Join The National Press Club for a preview screening of “Long Island Railroad Massacre” at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Holeman Lounge.

Reserve your seat by registering here.

On Dec. 7th, 1993, Colin Ferguson boarded a Long Island commuter train and began to shoot passengers, killing six people and wounding 19 others. As the 20-year anniversary of the event approaches, the film brings to light issues in gun control and mental illness that still resonate today.

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Show me the money! Schwab CEO Walt Bettinger to tackle the '401K' at Nov. 11 luncheon

October 30, 2013 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Walter W. Bettinger, CEO of The Charles Schwab Corporation, one of the world’s largest investment companies, will tackle issues facing future retirees in a speech entitled "401(k) Plans: When will we put hard-working Americans first?" at a National Press Club luncheon on Nov. 11.

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